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Poster: dragonwithmatches Date: Oct 17, 2006 1:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: The what to do with my old tapes question

THE WHAT TO DO WITH MY OLD TAPES QUESTION
I have boxes full of cassette tapes that have become obsolete in the digital age. I don't want to throw them away, I would rather give them away - any ideas?

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Poster: Cranky1 Date: Oct 18, 2006 4:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The what to do with my old tapes question

I've mentioned this before in answer to these posts: Hofstra University runs a weekly Dead Zone radio show (WRHU.org). They maintain an archive and have been asking for donations of tapes and memorabilia. Might be a good way to preserve the material.

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Oct 18, 2006 11:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The what to do with my old tapes question

I would be glad to split them with the other guy who posted his e-mail address- I still have the other cassettes given away a few months ago- but have fogotten the folks who wanted me to make copies-

Please call yourselves out again as I now have the double deck tape machine to make the copies- there is nothing like the warmth of a low gen tape- these gifts I rcvd were very very good- and I would love to collect some more and spread the beauty around.

tom_mack@hotmail.com

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Oct 19, 2006 1:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The what to do with my old tapes question

Tom - I am the "other guy" who had requested those tapes before you a few months back. In fact, there was a another cat who was the first to reply (I have his contact info since there was a lot of confusion when neither he nor I got the tapes.) My email address is below and I will follow up with the other guy. --- AshesRising
(jerri1031-dp3@yahoo.com)

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Poster: out_of_space Date: Oct 17, 2006 1:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The what to do with my old tapes question

I would be Happy to digitize your collection and send you the audio back on CD or DVD (and of course, reoffer). How many tapes do you have? i'll post my address later if you are indeed interested.

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Poster: thedeadhead65-95 Date: Oct 17, 2006 1:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The what to do with my old tapes question

amcman17@yahoo.com

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Poster: thedeadhead65-95 Date: Oct 17, 2006 1:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The what to do with my old tapes question

I can take them off your back. If you need someone to. Let me know.
Matt

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Poster: Cranky1 Date: Oct 18, 2006 4:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The what to do with my old tapes question

http://www.hofstra.edu/CampusL/WRHU/wrhu_shows_deadzone.cfm
Here's the url for the show....

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Oct 18, 2006 6:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The what to do with my old tapes question

or you can give them away to people wearing tie-dye...
For years in Livermore, I'd give away high bias tapes to anyone I saw about town, I'd usually ask a trick question like "do you know who Phil Lesh is?" So they would'nt be unappreciated. I also do this at the various runs I enter.
There's one Deadhead race director that I give that dates GD or JGB show CD'z to. (CD's) This years Devil Mt.Run was held on 5/7, so he REALLY lucked out!
Or I'll shop or gas up and leave a tape or CD there.
In the area where you live, just leave a hundred tapes hidden like easter eggs for the community to find...

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Oct 17, 2006 7:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The what to do with my old tapes question

I think a lot of us here have asked the same question. How i solved it (and am still solving it), is that for every show that i download digitally, if it's better than the tape, the tape sees the garbage pail. If the tape i have sounds better than what i've been able to find digitally, or if i can't find a digital version, i transfer the tape myself into digital form. Problem solved.

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Oct 18, 2006 11:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The what to do with my old tapes question

Hey my daily companion on this board- I would be glad to send envelopes and postage for any tape you are throwing away- I actually prefer cartridge to any other media- old school I guess- and as I already said, I have the machine at the ready to make tapes-

tom_mack@hotmail.com

This post was a good enough reason to incarnate again- no maxells on the other side

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Poster: ArchiveSux Date: Oct 19, 2006 12:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The what to do with my old tapes question

Since the archive seems to be inaccessible for at least 6-8 hours every single day (and that's probably being generous if anything), maybe you'd better hang onto those cassettes awhile. Anyone who wants to pay for getting them can have my tapes anytime: tampadan@tampabay.rr.com

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Oct 19, 2006 9:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The what to do with my old tapes question

ArchiveSux: ..somebody who shall remain nameless snaked some tapes that were generously offered earlier this year -- Would you mind sending me an email so we can work something out regarding your tape collection? ...am listening to my trusty 23-yr/old copy of Lake Placid right now... trust me, I understand if I don't hear from you 'cuz you don't want to deal with the hassle, but if you are so inclined: jerri1031-dp3@yahoo.com Thank you; "..one way or another this darkness got to give..." ---- AshesRising

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Poster: Liamfinnegan Date: Oct 19, 2006 6:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The what to do with my old tapes question

Snaked?

I just asked who it was that wanted copies of the tapes that I had received- I called out so that I, as a person with attention deficit disorder, could find out who the folks were that wanted copies so I could get to work.

Ashes- my e-mail is now on the board- if you are one of those folks, let me know and I will tell you what I have and get spinning. My friend that was hardly three months ago and many of the tapes were not GD or JGB- many were also fabulous- but all were not listened to so they could be properly graded on a list.

I am just about there- I can list the dates- if I do not know the quality and you just want a spin, I will do it- my tapes my postage, free to you for as long as you think it necessary to make amends-

obviously you felt hurt to say that I "snaked" the tapes- so give me the chance to make it right- I do not think anyone here could have listened to 90 or so tapes in this short time (but for our wolfman who cannot move too well yet)- But, like I said, I will spin the copies

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Poster: Fishead Date: Oct 17, 2006 8:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The what to do with my old tapes question

yep ..that's what i did...basically over 500 tapes in the trash ...and it felt good too...now cd's clutter up the house !!!! :)

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Poster: Scrim Date: Oct 17, 2006 6:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The what to do with my old tapes question

Great question! I have approx. 400 high quality tapes, of which approx. 200 are 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gen soundboards. I want to make room for more CD's and I need to get rid of them. I am keeping my master tapes of the low gen boards that were only used to make new "listening" copies when I gave a tape to a friend (or to replace tapes that magically walked away.) I am considering auctioning them off on ebay, hopefully to recover the cost of the tapes. But there is an ethical question bugging me on "selling" my tapes. You aren't supposed to sell the music! But it's OK to recoup money on the tapes though...what to do.... Question: is it cool to sell these at public auction or do I suck it up and donate these. (I really could use the money to invest in a new laptop for burning and digitizing new CD's.)

Of course sometimes, if you have to ask the question, you already know the answer.

The good source tapes were all loaned to me in kind, and I used to keep my decks spinning for days on end to hook everybody I knew up. Sometimes I miss the old days, but I really like the ease in burning CD's.

This post was modified by Scrim on 2006-10-18 01:00:17

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Poster: high flow Date: Oct 17, 2006 5:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The what to do with my old tapes question

Hey man - I understand your issue. Here's my view. Over the years people gave you many tapes without having to pay for the cassette. And friends left extra blanks and extra bud layin' around your house when you were kind enough to dub a few gems for them. And, you've probably experienced heaps of gratification by "turning on" friends, family co-workers, etc...

Based on all that you have gained(as I see it)you ought donate those babies. Find a community radio station or such and let'em go...

Just one's opinion.

This post was modified by high flow on 2006-10-18 00:50:05

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Poster: deadmax Date: Oct 17, 2006 5:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The what to do with my old tapes question

I agree with high flow. Even though your motive is not greed, you've already gotten "something" for those tapes whether it be music, tapes or kind or just a friendship. If you let them go they might cause more random happiness to happen, if you sell them, someone might just keep the kind energy to themselves. You never know.

On the other hand, it would be interesting to see how much they would fetch. Of course, only a deadhead would probably want them in which case see the above paragraph.

I know I have let tickets, tapes and other things go and yet somehow I end up with more further down the road. Guess its just the way things work around here.

Course, you could give the to the archive. :)

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Poster: cousinkix1953 Date: Oct 17, 2006 11:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The what to do with my old tapes question

Get a hold of David Grisman if you have vintage reel tapes! He still records with them and got tired of paying $90:00+ each for new ones. I heard some discussion about this on KPFA a couple of years ago.

You probably won't have the problem of dealing with the misuse of copyrighted music either...

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Poster: lostmoon Date: Oct 17, 2006 2:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The what to do with my old tapes question

I gave mine away to Goodwill Stores while doing an overall house cleaning a couple years ago. Figured it would be someone else's find.